Every day Alabama is leaving millions of dollars on the table that could have provided coverage for thousands of uninsured people.
We can make a better choice.
Imagine having a work-force with access to regular health care. Imagine what 30,000 new jobs could mean to Alabama’s economy. And consider what health coverage would mean to the 191,000 Alabamians who can’t afford to buy health insurance and who won’t have coverage through Medicaid if the state does not expand eligibility. To be our best, Alabama has to find a way to take advantage of this opportunity.
August 2014 report - States not expanding forgoing $424 billion in federal funding
New study - More than half of those potentially eligible for expanded coverage currently working